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with tony blair that basically they were saying the u.s. has already decided to invade and you know, the u.s. is just going to be interested in justifying a war rather than preventing it. as you said, how does the american press respond? it yawned. >> five weeks. virtually no mention. that was leaked in may of 2005. it was a very big deal. as you said, it was memos from august, before the war. and blair is meeting with his top advisers in d.c. they said by the way we're going to war. everything you're hearing is a snow job. they're fixing the intelligence around this invasion. so this was like the holy grail. it is like what everyone had assumed and for five weeks the american press did nothing. and you know, i was in islam at the time. i remember reporting that. i got comments from a. p. and "usa today." they admitted we totally blew it. we should have done it. but that was the mindset. you were not supposed to push back. you were not supposed to uncover this gigantic lie at the center of the iraq war. >> stephanie: think how many people would be alive if the press had done their job. that
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